Remembering a visit from Queen Elizabeth

Published on Wednesday, 14 September 2022 09:22

With the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth, many are mourning the loss and reflecting back over her time reigning as Queen.

The Queen made several trips to Canada, with a stop in The Pas as part of her nationwide tour in 1970. For local resident June Robertson, it was an experience she has long since remembered.

Robertson was originally from England and later moved to The Pas with her husband. 

“It was kind of a thrill for me to meet Queen Elizabeth,” said June Robertson. “Originally, I’m from England and was a war bride who married a Canadian solider. I moved to Canada a year later in 1946. I was married in England, but my husband was repatriated and discharged from the army. It was quite some time before I could come over as a war bride, because there were so many ahead of me. That was the way it was with all the war brides; they had to wait at least a year before coming into Canada."

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